Archive for Tag ‘Mixs‘

Crib Ennui: Spring ’15 Mix

D/L later if I feel like mp3 hunting.

Blacktooth Records Presents: COLLECTIVE NASTY (Summer Mix)


A dedicated mix that is only possible due to being around people who dig deeply for tunes, in addition to incessant solo searching and cross-country transversing.

Respect the collective (un)consciousness and down with monocultures. Track listing and download/Spotify link after the jump. (Note: The track listing differs from the BT site to Spotify, so you get a little variety for your visits. Tarragon vs. cardamom.)

More to come & peace.

Den Rest lesen…

WANING GIBBOUS: A Blacktooth Summer Mix

WANING GIBBOUS (Spotify Playlist)

Good for now. We’re only a week into it, ya? We’ll spark it up at every cycle then. Grab a Medium Good Time and tracklist after the jump-in-German below. Photo by Steve Back. Mistakes by Blacktooth Records.

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End of the World show//Blacktooth Winter Mix: OLMEC



On December 21, a fun-loving, lambasting group of people will join in the phenomenological, eschatological spectacle that is the “end” of the Mayan Calendar at Oak Valley Lanes off Dickerson Rd in East Nashville. Chris Crofton will be the MC and tunes will be provided by Clear Plastic Masks, Majestico, Richie, as well as a few special guests, including a real life Mayan!

Tickets are $15 , all you can bowl, and you can get them at The Groove and Grimey’s. If you pre-order and bring the tickets to the party, you will be given a special end of the world hanky that will aid in either the drying of your tears or to signal your surrender to the alien overlords.

Below is also the Winter Mix compiled by your Blacktooth homies: OLMEC. It should remind you of warmer places during the frustratingly cold winter but also serve as a dutiful reminder that Winter is usually a cold, bitter time but that the spirit of Ravi Shankar rests over us. D/L and tracklist below.














OLMEC <click!>

Alice Coltrane – Govinda Jai Jai
Ester Phillips – Let’s Move & Groove
Deep Heat – Do It Again (Steely Dan)
Kamuran Akkor – Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz
Baden Powell - Canto de Xangô
Bo Hansson - De svarta ryttarna & Flykten till vadstallet
Miles Davis – Black Satin
Os Mutantes – Ave Lucifer
The Congos – Congoman
Dur-Dur Band – Garsore Waa Ilaah
Alkibar Gignor – Kaounare
Thee Oh Sees – So Nice
Lemchaheb – Mouwalna
Toots & the Maytals – Bam Bam
The Mar-Kays – Bo-Time
Jackie Mittoo & the Soul Vendors – Love is Blue
George Romanos – My Little Girl
David Bowie – Let Me Sleep Beside You (Live at the BBC)
The Rolling Stones – Winter
Chris Cohen – Caller No. 99
Tiden Flyver – Boom Clap Bachelors
Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland – The Narcissist
Lee Fields – Moonlight Mile


See you later.

Blacktooth Records Presentes: A NO NO (mix)


Summer time when it’s too hot to care with tunes to boot. This mix ranges from Africa to Chicago, soulful to country with reggae and rock in between. Old and new with a say-yes attitude. Who the hell puts Mungo Jerry on a mix? Enjoi.


1. Buffy Sainte-Marie – He’s A Keeper of the Fire
2. Kathleen Emery – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
3. Lula Cortês & Zé Ramalho – Pedra Templo Animal
4. Joy Of Cooking – Did You Go Downtown
5. The Flying Burrito Bros. – Christine’s Tune
6. Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
7. J.J. Cale – Call Me the Breeze
8. Bombino – Kammou Taliat
9. Mikey Dread – Master Mantrol
10. Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir – Like a Ship… (Without a Sail)
11. The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Love Land
12. Edwin Starr – Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On
13. Charles Bradley – Since Our Last Goodbye
14. Bill Withers – Use Me
15. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
16. Nick Waterhouse & the Turn-Keys – Some Place
17. Neonbabies – Blaue Augen
18. King Tuff – Bad Thing
19. The Stepkids – Brain Ninja
20. Sister Crayon – Anti Psalm


Download A NO NO here: <click!>

Pyscho Tropism

Ben Trimble of Fly Golden Eagle/Majestico has delved deep into the pockets of the psychedelic music world and has brought forth a swirling mix. Orginially posted on !FGE’s site <click!> you can Download and get the Track list below. Get out your plane, people.

Brought to you by the number the World, the lack of Denny’s in Bolder, CO, and the Native Drums on Josephine Foster’s forthcoming record.


PsychoTropic MixTape #1 <click!>

1.We Aint Got Nothin’ Yet – Blues Magoos
2.LSD 25- 5 Gentlemen
3.Que E Isso – Loyce E Os Gnomes
4.Dirty Water – The Standells
5.Lucifer Sam – Pink Floyd
6.Take A Heart – The Sorrows
7.Maintenant Un Voyou – Bruno Levs
8.The Lantern – Mac Rybell
9.Phir Teri Yaad – Hemant Bhosle ft. Asha Bhosle
10.I don’t Wanna Go – Southern Sound
11.Dharmatma Theme Music – Kalyanji Anandji
12.O Carona – Tony E Som Colorido
13.30 Century Man – Scott Walker
14.Meri Aakhon Mein Ek Sapna Hai – Sapan Jagmohan Ft. Mohd Rafi and Pankaj Mittra
15.I Ain’t No Miracle Worker – The Brogues
16.Nobody Spoil My Fun – The Seeds
17.I Want to Live – Mascots
18.Somebody To Love – Kalyanji Anandji
19.Sitar Beat – Klaus Doldinger
20.Fleurs De Pavot Blues – Charlotte Walters
21.Do you Wanna Touch Me (oh Yeahs) – Gary Glitter

Blacktooth Records Presents: VEMB (mix)

Falling back, thinking forward, currently living as Fall sets in fully here in Nashville. As deemed appropriate by myself and my fellow constituents/magic baggers, we have culled a mix together of songs that the universe has deemed worthy of “Fall-sounding.” We have zipped them up, wrapped them in binary wrapping paper, and prepared them for the sharing. Track listing and download link below.


We look forward to seeing you all soon and have official and unofficial releases on the horizon. The end of the 2011 year will prove itself to be fully of bounty and booty.




Roy Orbison – Life Fades Away//Francis and the Lights – For Days//Richard Hawley – Roll River Roll//The Kinks – I Go To Sleep (Demo Version)// Small Faces – Runaway//Bendik Singers – Arfotid// Stan Rogers – Barrett’s Privateers//Smog – Palimpsest//Odetta – ‘Buked and Scorned//Καροτσερη Τραβα – Μαριζα Κωχ//King Britt – Live Like Jesus//trog’low – Grandma’s Rocking Chair//Elvis Presley – Fever//The Velvet Underground – Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (Early Version)//Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Mother Nature Kneels//Twinkle Brothers – Magnetic Enforcer//France Gall – Laisse Tomber Les Filles//Stevie Nicks – Wild Heart (Early Backstage Version)


VEMB <click!>

Blacktooth Records Presents: Sunday School Shakedown


The raw and reformed Sarah Carter of underground, rock-bottom-but-that’s-the-way-I-like-it-so-I-can-have-more-time-to-watch-King-of-the-Hill no-fame comes at you today with a mix of heavenly gems. Sunday School Shakedown is a mix she compiled of her favorite gospel/salvation songs. Let’s just say it right out: Christians do weird things. Christianity is a weird thing. It’s the most beautiful, weird thing I can possibly think of. We here at Blacktooth Records are Christian as hell and that’s why we can say it. However, like Christianity and Sarah Carter’s music, this mix reflects the tension between form and content. On her EP Bravery, she utilizes the Folk format she loves so well, playing the auto harp and rocking those basic chords over and over, but what she sings about is far – very, very far – away from the old-time, picking party world that exists so rampantly here in Nashville. There’s no nostalgia, no pining for them olden days, because she has to get up while it’s still dark outside and teach kids in high school who are getting knocked up and who still don’t know how to read. Every one of her songs is uplifting and life affirming with just a hint of critical and judicial thinking sprinkled throughout. That’s bravery.

Now her mix. It’s slightly left-of-center, as would be expected. And it will save you. The characters and the beautiful voices that show up here are at once intriguing and inspiring. It’s not at all a surprise to me that Sister Gertrude Morgan is on here twice, because that’s the spirit of things that are probably taking place in Ms. Carter’s head. (For those unfamiliar with Sister Morgan I would advise you to read her bat-shit-crazy story and listen to her record and listen to King Britt’s interpretation of her work.) Cliff Gober’s rendition of, ‘I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger’ has the perfect balance of panache and self-deprecation you would expect from a follow of Jesus Christ and the Shaw Singers make us raise our modern day eyebrows with their song, ‘Since He Touched Me’.

Download it below (click the individual files and then click download all) and eventually we’ll post Sarah Carter’s EP as well. Happy Summer and more mixes soon to come as it all ends.

Sunday School Shake Down Mix


Previous summer mixes:

Square People’s It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside summer mix

Cock D’s summer of Soul Mix


in other news…news is coming.

It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside

Chris Murray of Square People sent over this mix and it’s filled with that good stuff. You know, the goooood stuff. The stuff that makes you wanna shake your shoulders, thrash about, or stand on the wall and look at everyone/thing around you and think, ‘all right, all right.’

Well, I assume it’s filled with the good stuff. I haven’t listened to it yet. But I inferred as much by the track listing.

At any rate, here’s what Chris had to say about the tunes, and if you aren’t familiar with Square People (or any other of their dimensions) you’re doing yourself a great disservice and you should really question how you spend your time. (We’ve written about them once or twice…) Ya’ll get back now.


Here’s a mix around the theme of temporality: the tracks here are all stuff I’m real into. They’re not all one genre or mood or style or race or whatever. I just like them. And maybe won’t, come next summer. At least not as much. Cause we’re always changing (I think.) Plus music is always changing (I hope,) or how we find it, our listening habits, brain patterns.

I used a “hip” “vintage” compiling process, which leaves you with two large mp3s instead of individual tracks. So you’ll have to take it in one big gulp (obviously, not really cause you can just skip around in the little song progress bar in iTunes.) It’s not too serious like it’s “must be heard all the way through, in headphones.” I actually don’t know how well it flows cause I haven’t listened to it yet. It’s just me, you know, playing some cool music during one evening and doing “DJ Banter.” (I’ll go ahead and apologize now for the DJ Banter.)

Anyway, hope you enjoy. There’s some really sexually explicit rap in the middle of side A, so be ready for that. Also there’s stuff from some bands I dig in the “Nashville Underground” (I guess that’s what you’d call it,) and I encourage you to check them out in a live performance context.

I called it “It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside” because that is true about me.


Devo- Gates of Steel
Faust- The Sad Skinhead
Chain Gang- Gary Gilmore & the Island of Dr. Moreau
Malkauns- Electric
Jason Ajemian & the HighLife- TV/Animals
Eric Dolphy- Gazzeloni
Khia- My Neck, My Back
David Banner- Play
Busta Rhymes- Light Your Ass On Fire
Ambitious Lovers- Let’s Be Adult
John Maus- The Peace That Earth Cannot Give
Gary Wilson- I Wanna Lose Control


Weather Report- River People
Terror’ish- Jungle Heaven
Deluxin’- I Thought You Were Cool
Toadies 2- Marshall Trucker Band Hat
Yoko Ono- Joseijoi Banzai (part 1)
James Moody- Unchained
Ramsey Lewis- Aufu Oodu
The Samps- FXNC
Constrobuzz- Mind-Responsible
Matrix Metals- Flamingo Breeze (excerpt)
R. Kelly feat. Boo & Gotti- Feelin’ On Yo Booty (Dirty South Mix)
Monotract- Con la Cabeza en la Escuela
Leslie Keffer- Dormant Torment
Jazz Free Future- Reflective/Reflexive

It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside (download)


Previously: Cock D’s Summer of Soul Mix

Cock D’s Summer of Soul Mix

We were recently informed that Summer started a few days ago, so, baffled as we were to find out we were so behind the times, we here at Black Tooth instantly began to commission – via text messages – Summer mixes by those who are awesome at making Summer mixes. And we are proud to bring you the first of many we have in the pipes today.

Coming to you from somewhere that we feel very uncomfortable visiting, Cock D., the scourge of, brings you a mix in 3 acts. All vintage Soul and R&B. All love and heartache. He so graciously wrote an introduction to the mix, so I’ll concede the floor to him, but if you are unaware of the myth of Cock D., be sure and check out what is left of his Yelp reviews here. Vile, profound, and always funny, Cock D. uses Yelp the way it was intended to be used, yet his enlightened state is – more often than not – too much for the mainframe, straight-laced owners of both and the establishments he visits here in Nashville (with one venture into Vegas, naturally) so they are often taken down. We recited his (since deleted) review of the Nashville pillar Roteirs around campfires, the Seasonal Gathering of the Elders of our Tribe, and to our lovers way too many times to count.

With an ever-increasing league of followers and people starting to demand FREE COCK D on the Yelp message boards, we are pleased to announce – A BLACK TOOTH EXCLUSIVE – that Cock D. has made the decision to go rogue and start a blog where he will be free from to totalitarian-terror regime that is to bring us his world view. All bleary-eyed and sticky. We will keep everyone updated on its arrival as soon as he gets sober enough to start it.

So without further ado…



Cock D. here,

I want so goddamn bad to share a simple life of unconditional, real and perfect love with a beautiful and respectable woman. I want it so goddamn bad I struggle not to drink myself to death most nights. Could I get her? Maybe. Maybe I have. Maybe I had her once… but I’m weak, and I feel weak, and the only way I’ve learned how to feel strong is somewhere between the pale, bruised legs of an affordable whore. So, at the end of another hard night, when my proverbial dick is resting flaccid at the bottom of a very real bottle and my toe is hovering over that proverbial trigger, I listen to soul music, and I make believe I’m not a fucking idiot just long enough to slip into a blackout, and it saves my life… every goddamn time.

So now, here’s this, a mix.

Soul music is the heartbreaking expression of the trueness and beauty of love in its inception and in its loss… actually, fuck all that, love isn’t constant or true or any of that Redbook bullshit. Love is sex, and it only exists briefly, like a perfectly crafted two and a half minute song, never longer than the legs of your next lover. Love is not letting your blue jeans fall below your knees as you attempt to tame a wild Texas mare over the tailgate of her daddy’s Dodge Ram in a vacant Kroger parking lot. It’s going to sleep with your dick in something, and waking up with something on your dick. Love-making is one bourbon and a sour glance away from hate-fucking.

Soul music IS sex. From Sam Cooke to Little Richard to Etta James to a six-year-old Michael Jackson, all they ever wanted to do was come. Soul music is escapism for the soulless.

I challenge you to play “Bring It On Home to Me,” immediately followed by “That’s Where It’s At,”  for a decent but impressionable woman and NOT get laid. I owe half my conquests to Sam Cooke (the other half would be middle school and/or cocaine). He was a beautiful man, shot down in his prime by some bitch of a whore in a shitty L.A. motel. He died wearing a blazer… and nothing else. He was only 33… and that’s fucking sex.

So, this mix is dedicated to Sam.

If and when I die, I’d prefer to go out like Sam. Maybe the motel’s somewhere down Dickerson Road. Maybe not. Maybe it’ll be some whore, maybe a scorned lover, maybe I trusted her. Regardless, I’ll be facing the wall, Red ablaze, eyes closed to the light of a single bedside table lamp, and there I’ll be, a shadow on a wall, staring back at a better man.

Sometime after, when I’m rambling through the darkness, he’ll guide me into the light and the two of us will grace the streets as ghosts, naked and humming about, cloaked in lowliness, lost and a-lookin’ for my baby.

Cock D. out.



Cock D’s Summer Soul Mix (download)